Not a super funny thing, but my parents just don't seem to get it.
When visiting my mom, I kept needing to explain my allergies (specifically wheat and soy). She would ask things like "wait, can you eat pasta?" or "I have some breaded fish sticks. Wait, that's wheat?" or she would hand me a ice cream bar and I would ask what the ingredients were, and she would respond "It's chocolate, not soy." (of course pretty much all mass produced chocolate anything has soy and/or wheat in it).
Then my dad. He travels a lot, and he always brings me home chocolate. I started getting specific, and said 'make sure it has no soy or nuts in it!' So what does he do? He comes home with hazelnut dark chocolate. I guess he thought that because it wasn't milk chocolate, that it didn't have soy, because they sometimes use soy milk in milk chocolate (I don't understand the logic either), and completely bunked on the hazelnut thing because it was a nut paste, no actual physically whole nuts were visible. Like, it's an allergy thing, not a matter of preference on texture and taste. Why can't he read the ingredients? In this particular case they were in German, but below them they were printed in additional languages (including English) as per the norm in European packaging.
At least I have my boyfriend to dump this junk on to avoid being offensive to my parents. But seriously, how do you explain to older people that grew up eating crap all their lives, that you are allergic to said crap, and said crap is in *everything*? (without offending them, if possible).
Last edited by kathleen; 01-09-2014 at 11:17 AM.
Stumbled into Primal due to food allergies, and subsequent elimination of non-primal foods.
Start Gluten-Free/Soy-Free: December 2012; start weight 158lbs, Ladies size 6
Start Primal: March 2013, start weight 150lbs, Ladies size 6
Current: 132lbs, Ladies size 2
26lbs lost since cutting the crap.